Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, January 27, 2012
ALL Pro-Life Today: Safety in a Morally Corrupt Environment
A recent study is attempting to convince Americans that obtaining an abortion is actually a safe alternative to giving birth. But those of us who know, understand, and value human life know that this is a ridiculous conclusion. Today's commentary addresses this. Read on for Judie Brown's insights.
An onslaught of articles reported by the mainstream media earlier this week ranged from utter disbelief to crass remarks denigrating Oklahoma Senator Ralph Shortey (R) over the bill he introduced banning food products developed using aborted fetal material in his state. Unfortunately for the media, the good Senator is correct. A simple fact check would have revealed that Senator Shortey is correct about how some of our foods are being produced. The focus is on San Diego based biotech company Senomyx, who states on their website that, "We created proprietary taste receptor-based assay systems that provide a biochemical or electronic readout when a flavor ingredient interacts with the receptor." What they don't tell the public is that they are using HEK 293 (human embryonic kidney cells) taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors.
The Austin City Council repealed an ordinance Thursday that requires some centers that counsel women with unplanned pregnancies to post entrance signs saying they don't offer or refer clients to abortion or birth control services. The council replaced it with a new, similar ordinance that omits "abortion" and "birth control" from the signs and instead requires the centers to say on the signs whether they offer medical services under the direction of a licensed health care provider. Attorneys for the centers said Thursday that the new wording still unfairly singles out their clients and that they plan to proceed with their lawsuit.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) [on Wednesday] adopted a non-binding resolution stating: "Euthanasia, in the sense of the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit, must always be prohibited." The purpose of the resolution, entitled "Protecting human rights and dignity by taking into account previously expressed wishes of patients", defines the principles that should govern the practice of "living wills" or "advance directives" in the 47 States of the Council of Europe.